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College Board SAT ® Practice Essay #2 Assistive Technology Compatible Test Form Essay The following is representative of what you’ll encounter on test day. Note: As you read the following passage, consider how Martin Luther King Jr. uses 1. evidence, such as facts or examples, to support claims. 2. reasoning to develop ideas and to connect claims and evidence. 3. stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, to add power to the ideas expressed. Passage Adapted from Martin Luther King Jr., “Beyond Vietnam—A Time to Break Silence.” The speech was delivered at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967. Paragraph 1 Since I am a preacher by calling, I suppose it is not surprising that I have . . . major reasons for bringing Vietnam into the field of my moral vision. There is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile S A T ® Practice Essay #2 Page 1 Copyright 2015 by the College Board W F-5 L S 0 7 E
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connection between the war in Vietnam and the struggle I, and others, have been waging in America. A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor—both black and white—through the poverty program. There were experiments, hopes, new beginnings. Then came the buildup in Vietnam, and I watched this program broken and eviscerated, as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone
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